Michael Gurney is co-Founder, President, and CEO of Concept Systems. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineer from Oregon State University in 1993, he went on to work as a Controls System Engineer at Advanced Control Technology in Albany, Oregon. In 1999, he struck out on his own and started Concept Systems. Since that time he has been dedicated to growing Concept Systems into one of the premier integrators in the US. Over the 20 year history, Concept has grown a national presence with headquarters in Albany, Oregon and regional offices in Seattle, Washington, Kennewick, Washington, and Charlotte, North Carolina. Concept has twice been named Control Engineering Magazine’s System Integrator of the Year and holds premier level solution provider with companies such as Rockwell Automation, FANUC, and Inductive Automation. However, what Concept Systems really hangs its’ hat on, are the accolades received from its’ customers, with several supplier awards to their name. Michael is also an entrepreneur at heart, helping start up several companies that have grown to recognize success; Motorized Precision, Wave7, Willamette Valley Toxicology, and PREE Laboratories.
Michael lives in Albany, Oregon and is married with four children. He enjoys the outdoors, cooking, coaching his children in athletics, gardening, and maintaining his farm.